Ptolemais

Ptolemais

Ptolemais was one of the five cities that formed the Pentapolis of Cyrenaic. Its ruins are at a small village in modern Libya called Tolmeita. The city was founded by and named after one of the kings of Ptolemaic Egypt. Ptolemais became a Roman possession in 96 BC. It was soon included in the Roman province of Creta et Cyrenaica.

Site Information

Country: Libya

District: Marj District

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 6th Century BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Greeks

Later Cultures: Ptolemaic + Roman

Site Features: Ancient Greek & Roman Monuments

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